At present, this site focuses on the eastern end of the South Downs Way; detailed sections of the famous - and essential Harveys map are available to view on other pages.
There's plenty of evidence of iron age man in and around the parish, from the tumuli and barrows on Kingley Vale to the north to the Devil's Ditches at the eastern end of Funtington.
Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is a fairly easy walk from Funtington, either past Asdean or via Stoke Down. A website telling you all about the village's ambitious plans for a new village hall.
Funtington airfield served the Allied cause in the Second World War, augmenting the work of Tangmere and Westhampnett (Goodwood) airfields between 19. The parish council's useful website contains information about clubs in the village like the Funtington Flower Group, Funtington Literary Society and Womens Institute.
Gives details of service times at Funtington, West Stoke and Sennicotts.
Running about 100 miles from Winchester in the West to Eastbourne, the South Downs Way is said to date from the Bronze Age.
To walk it comfortably, taking time to stay at B&Bs or to camp en route, you need to allow about a week.
However, it is also possible to ride it by horse or bike; there is even a South Downs Way Double challenge which involves cycling both ways in under 24 hours!
The record was most recently broken in May'09 by Ian Leitch who completed the 200 miles in 18 hours 3 minutes and 12 seconds - nearly two hours off the previous record!
Funtington, five miles west of Chichester, is one of the larger villages in West Sussex, with around 1,500 inhabitants.
The village church of St Mary's is a large one too, serving as the central church in a large parish which includes the smaller chapel at Senicotts.
The church at neighbouring West Stoke is served by the same vicar and rector, helping to combine the life of the two villages to a certain extent.